Measures of income or consumption alone provide an inadequate representation of living standards and economic inequality across households. This column reports evidence on the distribution of productive assets in three MENA countries plus Ethiopia – and the impact of that wealth on households’ present and future earnings.
Vladimir HlasnyAssociate Professor of Economics at Ewha Womans University in Seoul.
Dr. Vladimir Hlasny is an associate professor of Economics at Ewha Womans University in Seoul. He specializes in labor and welfare economics, particularly in relation to Asia and the Middle East region. In 2015 he served as an economic affairs officer at UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia in Beirut. His research has been published in the World Bank Economic Review, Review of Income and Wealth, Journal of Regulatory Economics, Journal of Economic Policy Reform and other journals. He holds a doctorate in Economics from Michigan State University.